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PostPosted: Tue Apr 19, 2011 7:46 pm 
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I need some more school shorts for my tall 11 year old, and can't find any to fit in this shops. Many shops don't stock large sizes, and the 11-12 sizes do not fit. He's not a giant - tall but no taller than other tall 11 year old, and yet I can't find any suitable shorts.


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 19, 2011 7:52 pm 
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Have you tried this http://www.simmonds-ltd.com/ in t/wells?

They are better stocked than our neck of woods uniform shops.

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 19, 2011 8:11 pm 
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My boys wear the combat style shorts from Next...DS2 is tallish and they come to just above the knee.DS1 is moaing about wearing shorts...but I shall be hiding his trousers !


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 19, 2011 10:48 pm 
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Last year I managed to find age 13 shorts in M&S for my Ds when he was 10. Might be worth looking on line there.

This year he's 11 and I persuaded a friend to cut the legs off his Next age 14 school combat trousers and hem them as knee length shorts. ( As I am completely rubbish with sewing !). They look fine and he's happy. I honestly don't think the sizings go beyond this. It really annoyed me that Next only go up to age 10 in their school shorts because they were perfect. Though I do appreciate my son is taller than average ( now 5ft 5 ) but surely someone should cater for longer legs! My son has always been 3 sizes above his age and sadly we are about to hit xs or s in mens sizes, which is going to prove more expensive!


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 20, 2011 7:28 am 
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Master Yoyo's school shorts were always cut off school trousers, he went through the knees at an alarming rate.

Have you tried an old fashioned 'outfitters'?


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 20, 2011 7:37 am 
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John Lewis?


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 22, 2011 6:23 am 
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Does he want to wear shorts at all? In my experience, once boys hit about 10 they would rather wear trousers all year round.


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 22, 2011 7:30 am 
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Yes, My eldest son wasn't too keen on wearing shorts but he actually thinks the longer ones are ok.....and his skinny white legs need a bit of sunshine so that's that ! My 9 yr old son would wear shorts all year round if he could ....but he's always been a shorts and wellies type of boy...perhaps Pheasantchicks son is too. :)


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 22, 2011 7:51 am 
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At least 80% of the boys at my DS's school still want to wear shorts in yr 6. It's the girls who will no longer wear summer dresses and move on to cullottes or long shorts instead.

Personally I love the fact they still get those knobbly knees out, they will no doubt be on a steep learning curve next year at secondary school and everything will be 'uncool'. I doubt I'll see his legs again until he's 18 !!!


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 22, 2011 8:08 am 
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Have you tried
http://www.schooluniformshop.co.uk
They are a little more expensive than supermarkets and M&S but tend to have a greater range of sizes. The same problem was discussed last year and I think I got this link from doodles. :)


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